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    Default Pendulum Dance Reminds Me of Music

    I couldn't help thinking of musical sound waves when I saw this on the NPR homepage.



    http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20...with-pendulums

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    Default Re: Pendulum Dance Reminds Me of Music

    Beautiful.

    Now picture that rig in blacklight, with glowing balls, and the frame and wires invisible. It would make a beautiful video just seeing the balls do their thing.

    It could even be plotted virtually and made into animation. The plots could even be translated into to a midi program and create (atonal) music.
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    Stunning sounds there. Very cool.

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    Default Re: Pendulum Dance Reminds Me of Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Incan View Post
    Stunning sounds there. Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwl View Post
    Beautiful.

    Now picture that rig in blacklight, with glowing balls, and the frame and wires invisible. It would make a beautiful video just seeing the balls do their thing.

    It could even be plotted virtually and made into animation. The plots could even be translated into to a midi program and create (atonal) music.
    See it here - must be someone else from the black light era.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_AiV...ayer_embedded#!

    Warning: Turn down the cheesy sound track.
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    Default Re: Pendulum Dance Reminds Me of Music

    Steve Reich's Pendulum Music explores the same phase shifting idea:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZkV...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6r3HDn6wFU
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    Default Re: Pendulum Dance Reminds Me of Music

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnieboy View Post
    I couldn't help thinking of musical sound waves when I saw this on the NPR homepage.
    As well you should. Both phenomena are based on periodic functions.
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